Hennessy Sports, Infinitum and Channel 5 are proud to announce that the prestigious British Heavyweight Championship* will return to terrestrial TV for the first time in nearly seven years when Champion Sam Sexton defends the title against Challenger Hughie Fury on Saturday 12th May at Bolton’s Macron Stadium, Premier Suite, exclusively live on Channel 5.
Hughie himself is an alumni of Channel 5, where he commenced his professional career and learnt his trade from World Heavyweight Amateur Champion to World heavyweight title contender.
At the age of just 23, Fury proved that he is a world class fighter and his best years are still ahead of him.
The Manchester star is happy to get back into the ring again and aims to claim the British crown.
He said, “I’m going to do what I always do and that’s perform to my best.
"I’m very excited to be back and facing Sexton for the British title and believe me I’m on a mission to claim back what should have been rightfully mine, the world title.
"I am the uncrowned world champion and come May 12 you will see why that is.”
Peter Fury, Hughie’s father and trainer, added, “We are delighted to be back in action on terrestrial TV in the UK on Channel 5 where Hughie has fought many times, challenging for the British title and delighted that it’s in Bolton.
"Hughie has proven he belongs on the world scene and what better way to have his comeback fight for the British title.
"Hughie has learned a lot from his controversial WBO World title fight and aims to be right back up there in good fights.”
*British title fight Subject to BBBofC approval.